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the nfl's domestic violence problem deepens. ray rice is released by the baltimore ravens and suspended by the league after new video surfaces of the hotel attack on his then fiancee. record rains hit the southwest triggering flooding and trapping dozens of drivers on washed-out roadways. and apple unveiling. the tech giant takes the wraps off its latest gadgets later today. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 9th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 9th, 2014. captioning funded by cbs good morning, i'm marlie hall in for anne-marie green. this morning, the nfl career of
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baltimore ravens star running back ray rice is in jeopardy. and the league is facing another wave of backlash. it is this graphic video released by tmz sports showing rice knocking out his then fiancee that triggered his outright release by the ravens and indefinite suspension by the league. susan mcginnis is here in new york with more. susan, good morning. >> marlie, good morning. this is new video from an incident last february in an atlantic city hotel elevator. video both the league and the ravens say they have never seen before. now, the team says, as soon as they saw it, they made the decision to let rice go. >> something that we saw for the first time today, all of us, it changed things, of course, it made things a little bit different. >> reporter: the video from tmz sports shows rice and his then fiancee janay palmer striking each other before rice hits her so hard she's knocked unconscious. monday was the first time the ravens have punished rice. in july, he was suspended two games by the league when this
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video from the hallway camera surfaced showing rice dragging an unconscious palmer from the elevator. the team stood behind their star. rice said his actions were inexcusable. >> i made a huge mistake and i want to own it. i want to say it in front of my teammates i made a huge mistake. >> reporter: rice was charged with aggravated assault, but he cut a deal to stay out of jail. when the league announced his original two-game suspension, it triggered a public outcry. nfl commissioner roger goodell admitted he, quote, didn't get it right. late yesterday, at least one teammate appeared to agree. >> we already knew it was domestic violence and, you know, that's already bad enough, like, if you're only, you know, open arms about it, just by seeing the video, then that's a problem. >> reporter: last month, the league announced a tougher domestic violence policy. in the wake of this latest video, the white house issued a statement. the president is the father of two daughters and like any
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american he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society. stopping domestic violence is something bigger than football. all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it. >> now, there are still questions about why rice did not get stiffer penalties from the league or from the criminal justice system. he is 27, set to make $4 million this year. marlie. >> susan mcginnis here in new york. thanks so much. now to the weather, remnants of hurricane norbert. continue to cause flooding problems out west. four inches of rain fell in southern nevada yesterday, north of las vegas. floodwaters trapped hundreds of cars this morning, flash flood warnings are in effect in five states. at least two deaths are being blamed for the flooding in arizona. danielle nottingham said phoenix got more rain in one day, over three inches, than it normally does during the entire summer. >> reporter: treacherous floodwaters swept through the
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southwest, turning freeways into rivers and low-lying communities into small lakes. there were dramatic rescues like this one, in tucson, arizona, emergency crews saved this stranded driver, but one woman died after flash floods trapped her against a bridge. >> within basically a minute or two of us being on scene that vehicle was swept downstream. and it immediately went down under water. >> reporter: arizona officials declared a state wide emergency and for the city of phoenix. widespread storms set an all-time record for rainfall in a single day, caused power outages and closed schools in phoenix. >> the city of phoenix and our entire region saw levels of water that we haven't seen in a century. >> reporter: some residents used kayaks to navigate their neighborhoods. the deluge flooding dozens of homes. angel escalante had just renovated and moved into his house on sunday when the storm
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moved in. >> any interior wall we start seeing seeping water. >> reporter: a similar scene played out in drought-stricken california. slow-moving storms near riverside and palm springs created dangerous rapids of waters in normally dry creeks and canyons. more heavy rain and life-threatening flooding are in the forecast for the southwest, including las vegas, where more than three inches of rain fell in one hour. danielle nottingham, cbs news. this morning, parts of the east are also recovering from high water. there was heavy rainfall in virginia and parts of the northeast. north carolina saw up to three inches of rain. another two to three inches is possible today. back in california, a wildfire in yosemite national park that forced the evacuation of nearly 100 hikers and campers has slowed down. firefighters say cooler weather and diminished winds helped them battle the fire. the fire has burned some four square miles but is not threatening any buildings.
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on sunday, dozens of people had to be evacuated by helicopter from the famous half dome rock. a new report on the crash of a malaysia airlines flight in eastern ukraine indicates the jet was likely downed by, quote, high-energy objects from outside the aircraft. the dutch safety board released the report this morning. there are no indications that the crash of flight mh-17 was caused by technical fault or actions by the crew. the jet was shot out of the sky july 17th, killing all 298 on board. president obama meets with congressional leaders today to explain his plan to take on islamic militants. the plan does not include american ground forces. mr. obama will explain to the public public during an address tomorrow. mark albert is in washington. good morning, mark. >> good morning, marlie. president's much anticipated speech is not expected to declare war against isis, but is
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expected to declare a commitment to defeating the terror group, also relying on other nations to provide arms, equipment, intelligence and cash. >> reporter: top congressional leaders sit down with president obama at the white house today to hear his strategy to defeat and destroy isis. >> it is important for congress to understand what the plan is, to have buy-in, to debate it, and engage in the kinds of consultations that this administration is leading right now. >> reporter: the white house said the plan will include political, diplomatic and military efforts but does not call for putting american combat forces in the region. democrat dick durbin is confident congress will back the president's plan. >> i think there will be general bipartisan support for the president as long as he's specific about what he wants to achieve. >> reporter: on monday, republican frank wolf introduced a resolution to authorize expanded air strikes into syria. he wants to hear specifics from
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the president. >> i think you need a strategic plan laid out that the american people can see and buy into. >> on wednesday, president obama will lay out his plan in an address to the nation. the president said he remains focused on trying to build an international coalition. >> almost every single country on earth has a role to play in eliminating the isil threat. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry praised iraq's plan of a more inclusive government, something the president said is key to defeating isis. >> the white house is being tight-lipped on the speech declining to say where he'll deliver it or when. later this morning, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff will testify about isis before the armed services committee here at the capitol. marlie. >> mark albert in washington, thank you. emergency rooms in 12 states are filling up with children infected by an unusual virus. it starts like the common cold
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but dean reynolds reports it quickly gets much worse. >> reporter: 11-year-old river johnsons thinks he probably caught this virus at school last friday. >> i got sneezed on twice. >> reporter: he's one of hundreds of children from infants to teenagers in possibly a dozen states where much more severe respiratory problems than normal have been reported. there have been no fatalities but an unusual number of hospitalizations. the suspected culprit is enterovirus 68, an uncommon strain of a nonetheless common virus that typically hits when school starts. but this is worse than the common cold, much worse. >> for about 30 seconds i wasn't able to breathe at all. >> really? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: there is no treatment for enterovirus 68, but the body's immune system and medications can be used to alleviate the symptoms which are
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worse in people with preexisting conditions like asthma. it can last about a week. good news for river. >> so he could be back in his classroom at the end of the week. >> correct. with a lot of homework to catch up on. >> so far the hardest hit state appears to be colorado with some 900 cases of this virus reported in the denver area in the last three weeks alone. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. coming up on the "morning news," amazon's response to the new iphone. and a fire on an historic roller coaster brings down part of the thrill ride. this is the "cbs morning news."
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and see how one small change can lead to good things. in southern california, a fire destroyed parts of the recently closed colossus roller coaster at magic mountain amusement park. as workers took the wooden structure apart, the fire broke out on top of the 125-foot tall coaster. there were no injuries. the cause is under investigation. a new coaster will be built to replace colossus. a deadly shark attack this morning in australia. aerial video taken from a hospital showed what is suspected to be the great white shark in shallow water off the east coast of australia, north of sydney. a man in his 50s died after his bit it right leg. and the "cbs moneywatch" all eyes on cupertino, california. and shop while you tweet. jill wagner is at the new york
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stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, marlie. apple is ready to launch some new products today. it's expected to announce the iphone 6 with a larger screen at least 4.7 inches diagonally. and maybe an iphone with a 5.5-inch screen. apple could also unveil a smart watch which could manage your home and buy merchandise. and just before the announcement, amazon.com slashed the fire of its fire smartphone. the retailers is selling the fire from 99 cents. that's down from $199. you have to get a two-year agreement with at&t. g.e. is selling its home appliance division for more than $3 billion. general electric has sold the part of its business that makes stoves, refrigerators.
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it was bought ge wants to focus on machinery like aircraft engines. the dow dropped 26 points. the s&p fell 6, the nasdaq was up 9. and twitter wants you to do some is shopping.company assessing a buy button that would let purchasers buy products with a couple of clicks. that means by using twitter you could buy goods and services and also donate money to charities. marlie. jill wagner, thanks so much. still to come, the big announcement about royal baby number two. and in sports, the giants as part of a "monday night football" doubleheader. totino's pizza rolls... ...gets you there in just 60 seconds. say revlon colorstay makeup. breakthrough time release technology
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. another royal baby is on the way in britain. prince william and kate's first child prince george was born last july. alphonso van marsh reports the royal family is delighted at the news. >> reporter: prince william and
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kate announced they're adding another royal to the family. a little over a year after prince george was born. royal insiders believe kate is still in her first few months. palace aides say she's suffering severe morning sickness like she did with prince george. she cancelled an engagement at oxford monday so she could rest and receive medical care. >> it's been a tricky few days, we would say. it's great news, early days. so we're hoping things settle down and she feels better. >> doctors will look after kate here at kensington palace, will and kate's london home. >> when we were in inside, they shared with us the announcement. >> reporter: stephanie gillettes from massachusetts was with a group of tourists at kensington palace. >> you'd hear an ahh or yea, or awe. >> i saw it on twitter and i freaked out and i was so happy. >> reporter: prince george is now 13 months old and third in line to the british throne.
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across the country states are desperately trying to make up budget shortfalls with a captive workforce. prisoners. as michelle miller shows us in colorado that means turning hard times into soft cheese. >> reporter: about 100 miles south of denver on this 6,000-acre farm, men are surfing up some of colorado's finest goat milk. they're also serving time. tony tate's sentence is eight years. >> 68 years old and on a goat farm. >> reporter: tate used to be a flight attendant. >> i took an early retirement. i had too much time on my hands and i headed down the wrong path a little bit with the drugs. >> reporter: he landed in colorado correctional industry. a for profit business run by the prison system.
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director steve smith says the inmates he employs range from nonviolent offenders to more serious criminals. >> our best workers tend to be the murderers because most of the time it's a crime of passion. it's a one-time deal, they've made a mistake, and now they're trying to make up for it. >> reporter: it's not just license plates they produce, inmates make custom fishing rods, tame mustangs, even run a vineyard. the goat milk goes to dairies that produce artisanal cheeses with along with tilapia are sold at whole foods. inmates earning anywhere from 66 cents a day to 600 a month. without the program, this says taxpayers would spend $5,000 more per inmate every year. >> i see exploitation. >> reporter: critics like this
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columbia law professor bret dignam question whether it provides any dignity to prisoners. >> most are from concentrated urban environments where it's unlikely they'll be able to use those skills. >> reporter: prison director smith believes putting inmates to work makes sense. >> 97% of them are going to hit the streets. so would you rather them go out with the same tools they came in with. or would you rather them come out with the tools we give them. >> reporter: for prison tate, the payment is the process. >> to come out to a wide open goat farm and not be, you know, locked up in a little cell room, it's something i don't take for granted. >> reporter: he also takes satisfaction knowing his cheese makes it to market. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the ray rice controversy. we'll hear from james brown
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host of "the nfl today" and bob kraft, owner of the new england patriots. plus, u.s. world and news report unveils the listing of the best colleges and universities in the country. and jamie watt looks at adversity in theater. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm marlie hall. have a great day. ,,,,
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and i'm frank mallicoat time is 4-- here's good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, september 9. i'm michelle griego . >> good morning, i'm frank mallicoat.
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almost 4:30. it's ladies day again here at kpix 5. lawrence is off. >> you're back. >> yeah. >> bad ribs over the weekend. do not eat them. >> can you elaborate? >> no! >> private story. makeup room. >> did you lose any weight? >> good question. [ laughter ] >> maybe i did. [ laughter ] >> well, it was a fine day to return back to work. good morning, everybody. if you are heading out this morning, we are temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. it will be warmer today than yesterday. now, full seven-day forecast straight ahead. >> and it looks like just your overnight roadwork out the door once again. looks like it's both directions coming into san leandro northbound and southbound 880 and also the southbound lanes of 880 closer to your downtown oakland exits so we'll give you some travel times, the rest of your commute, it's all coming up. [ laughter ] >> very important on a -- what day is it? >> tuesday. >> welcome to america. >> post-month. >> struggle to get going, yeah. [ laughter ] the murders of five bay

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